June 2021 – May 2022
Kevin Ross, President
Kevin Ross has been a resident of the Armatage neighborhood since 2010. He moved to the neighborhood to be close to the lakes and all of the great parks in Minneapolis. His goal was to be within a mile of the connected parks and parkways for running and biking. Armatage was the perfect fit! He has worked for the University of Minnesota for the last 21 years as a Construction Project Manager, overseeing design and construction on campus. Kevin hopes to bring his management skills to the board. His goals for while on the board include influence on the park board’s plans for the future of Armatage Park and supporting the great activities and events the park provides for us.
Sharla McIntosh-Ziegler, Vice President
Sharla and her family moved to Minneapolis in 2005 primarily residing in Northeast Minneapolis before purchasing a home in Armatage in 2010. Sharla works as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the past 12 years at a Minneapolis area charter school serving students with various abilities. She lives with her husband, school-aged daughter, and preschool-aged son. Sharla and her family have grown close relationships with their neighbors and feel fortunate to be apart of such a welcoming community. In joining the board, Sharla hopes to learn more about the history of her neighborhood, how to actively engage all residents (renters and homeowners alike), improve safety measures and continue to foster positive relationships with her neighbors.
Judy Vecere, Treasurer
Originally from New Jersey, Judy moved to Minneapolis to be close to her granddaughter. She has lived in Armatage since 2011 and joined the board to become involved in the community and learn about our city.
Nikki Lindberg, Secretary
Nikki has lived in Armatage since 2002, where she and her husband raised two girls (now mostly launched). She has previously served on the ANA board and worked as a coordinator for several Minneapolis neighborhoods. Her communications, non-profit, and project management skills add to her experience working for neighborhoods and with the city. She is thrilled to be part of an active and engaged board that strives to bring compassion for people and planet through community activities.
Samantha “Sam” Bild
In 2018, Sam and her family moved to Minnesota from Tennessee. When looking for a home, they kept getting drawn to the Armatage neighborhood due to the people, green space, schools, lakes, and restaurants. As a member of the ANA, Sam hopes to work alongside fellow board members to promote community engagement programs and bring awareness to critical issues that impact our citizens. Also, Sam and her family love spending time at Armatage park and hope to support the Minneapolis Park Board with initiatives to keep this a safe and thriving hub for our community.
Vicky grew up in the Twin Cities and decided to buy her first home in the Armatage neighborhood in 2011. She loves the proximity of the local restaurants, shops and lakes. She is thrilled to be on the ANA so she can be more involved and invested in our community as well as to help support the needs of our ever-changing neighborhood. Vicky works as a provider at a primary care clinic and loves to garden, read, travel and take walks through Armatage.
Already residents of Minneapolis since 2012, Eli and his wife Emily moved to Armatage in 2017 with the mindset of starting a family. They now have a 3 year-old, and baby #2 is on the way. They were drawn by the great proximity to parks, lakes, restaurants, but all with a quiet residential vibe that makes Armatage a wonderful place to call home. Eli loves his involvement with ANA to help promote community engagement and taking action to make this neighborhood a better place for all. Eli has worked as a residential real estate advisor for 14 years, and truly loves his job in helping people through some of the biggest chapter transitions of their lives.
Ethan and his wife, Sarah, have been residents of Minneapolis since 2015 and moved to Armatage in late 2019. Proximity to outdoor activity and the cozy feel were the main characteristics that drew them to the neighborhood. He brings an open mind, a positive attitude, and a focus on “doing what it takes” to the board. His main goals as a board member are to increase inclusion and community engagement in our events and committees, specifically the Green Team. He works as an engineer at a machine design company in the East Metro.
My family and I moved here in 2019 from Cincinnati Ohio. I’m a stay at home Dad of 2. I am passionate about fitness, Black History, sports and my family. When my wife and I were looking at homes for our move we fell in love with Armatage. I feel like this opportunity would be a great way to be involved in my local community.
Bio coming soon!